Tennessee Promise


Tennessee Promise is a scholarship program to help more Tennessee high school graduates attend college. With it, Tennessee became the first state in the nation to offer high school graduates two years of community or technical college tuition-free, and we’ve seen record application numbers and higher enrollment and retention rates since the program launched in 2015.

Incredibly, most Promise students are the first in their family to go to college, and volunteer mentors are critical to their success. tnAchieves is the Tennessee Promise mentorship organization that recruits and supports mentors for students across the state, and the need for mentors grows each year.

Drive to 55 Alliance members are encouraged to sign up to be a mentor and to promote this volunteer opportunity. By volunteering just one or two hours a month, mentors make a difference in the lives of students and help our state reach the Drive to 55 goal.